Somedays I feel like the rope in a game of Tug of War. Never ending pulling and tugging at my heart, mind and strength. Being a mom can be unending days filled with mundane task that will stretch your soul to the brink of collapse. Multiply that by 10...guess who the 10th is?...Love ya honey! Finding time to recharge my batteries is near impossible at this point in time. However, I know my God will strengthen me to accomplish all that He has set before me.
When I set my mind on Jesus...I can do all things! When I set my mind on the goal...looking at the glass as half full and not half empty so to speak...then I see the blessing of being a mom as a blessing and not a curse. Each of our children are a gift...the very best gift I have EVER received. From the time I understood about motherhood...I knew that I wanted my life filled with children. I am so thankful to be married to a man who feels the same. He is my very best encourager...the one who keeps me pointed in the right direction.The one whom our children call dad. The one who I love very much and am honored to be married to.
I wish I could say we are perfect parents...however that is only partially true. We are the perfect parents for OUR kids. Do we mess up? All the time! Do we loose our patience? You should have seen me yesterday...well, maybe not! Raising kids can bring out the best and the worst in a person. But the rewards far outweigh all those things that suck the life right out of you. My kids are my life and it's because of them that I continue to get up in the morning.
Justin, Jordan, Emily, Sarah, Jessica, Lindsey, Rachel, Megan and Mackenzie....It's because of you that I am so very blessed ! Every grey hair, empty bank account, sink full of dishes, overflowing laundry room and total exhaustion... all are a result of you being here. However, nothing can compare to the smiles,hugs,laughter and all out joy that you bring to my life! I consider it an honor to be your mom..I love you!
Karen...Mom of 9!